portfolio: freestyle interpretations of japanese concepts

 the eat’inspiration ‘the beauty of imperfection and more …’ 

  • is all about creating freestyle interpretations of a selection of japanese concepts,
  • and the result 7 different eating experiences.

the art of giving + gift wrapping

  • on the image an impression of one of the desserts, an interpretation of the art of giving + gift wrapping (furoshiki)
  • japan is known as a gift-giving culture. gifts are not presented only on special occasions, but also as part of a reciprocal tradition to show appreciation, to build relationships and to express courtesy.
  • it is not uncommon to give gifts of fruit in japan, as fruit is considered to be a luxury product.
  • the dessert consists of 4 layers, in the centre you’ll discover a marinated cherry, and the dessert is wrapped in edible cherry “paper”. 
 

portfolio 2017: inspirational session for perfume house

detail of catering for flavourists and fragrance developers

commissioned by an international perfume house we created an interactive inspirational session for a group of fragrance developers.

this inspiration day ended with finger food and diy cocktails inspired by several world famous perfumes.

 

 

feb 14, 2017: eat’inspiration so happy together … ?

our most happiest moments together are always in the uk. 

so this year’s valentine’s day we were inspired by various types of happy moments.

you can nibble on some burning love, but also experiencing the taste and texture of love on the rocks as well. furthermore, the art of giving and appreciating the beauty of ageing are on the menu as well.

we are looking forward to welcoming you for some happiness.

the practical details

  • menu + price tag eat’inspiration so happy together … ?
    • click on the following link for menu so happy together …? in pdf-format)
    •  € 45,00 per person.
    • 5 courses with 1 or more interactive moments, a sneak peek (flatbread with a topping), excl. drinks
  • cocktails/aperitif.
    • alcoholic: on a cloud
    • non-alcoholic: marriage
  • period + opening hours.
    • one day only: february 14th, 2017: 7 p.m. – 11 p.m.
    • outside opening hours
      • only open for groups of at least 15 persons
  • reservations only. to avoid food waste + disappointments (very limited seats).
    • send us a reservation request (name, number of persons, arrival time, any dietary wishes)
    • the first dinner reservations we take at 7 p.m. and the last reservations at 8.45 p.m.
  • payment.
    • we accept credit cards (visa, master), dutch bank card, and cash.
  • more info.
    • if you need additional information you can contact us by phone: +31 (0) 6 54 64 65 76

food problems/dietary wishes

  • we invite you to share any allergies, dietary restrictions or wishes at least 1 days in advance. so it is possible for us to tailor our menu.

choice of ingredients

  • besides taste and inspirational concept at least 2 of the following criteria also provide for our choice of ingredients, products, and suppliers: animal welfare, small-scale or organic farming, fair trade, direct trade, season, distance, and personal health.
 

portfolio 2016: eat’inspiration dutch masters

for the eat’inspiration dutch masters 2016 we have created a 5 and 7 course menu.
one of the seven selected dutch masters on the menu is our most famous dutch golden age painter: rembrandt van rijn.

inspirational source: 

  • the pendant wedding portraits of marten soolmans and oopjen coppit by rembrandt van rijn.

marten-en-oopjen

marten-en-oopjen-2

dish inspired by rembrandt van rijn

in short, the story:

  • the portraits were painted upon the occasion of the wedding of marten soolmans and oopjen coppit in 1634;
  • the subjects were painted individually, however, the portraits have been kept together since their inception;
  • the pendant wedding portraits were formerly owned by the rothschild family;
  • and they became jointly owned by the louvre museum paris and rijksmuseum amsterdam;
  • one important condition: the paintings should always travel and exhibit together.

interpretation:

  • it is about a marriage between two different personalities, and the present ownership is a kind of marriage between france and the netherlands;
  • 2 people: 2x en papillote with different fillings consisting of dutch and french ingredients become one dish by mixing the content of both parcels;
  • the parcels are connected by the infinity symbol: symbol for eternal life and the interaction of opposing powers.
 

portfolio: eating special blooming II

kick-start, 1st dish of eating special blooming

during the easter weekend 2016 we created the 4 days only eat special blooming II.

in our first eat’inspiration blooming we explored the various types of growth. in this second exploration we focussed on the different stages of growth.

life, and therefore growth, starts with a seed, a bulb, an egg, an idea and after some time -if the conditions are right- there is a beautiful plant, tree, animal or human in full glory.

blooming or flowering is one of the stages of growth. there are various types of growth, such as exponential, fractal or organic growth. besides a nutricious breeding ground also the environment determines whether something or someone can come to full bloom.

the phenomenon of growth and blooming is not limited to plants only.

also organizations, people, societies, insights, ideas, etc. develop, grow and flourish in all sorts of ways.

eating special blooming II for the easter special blooming, we randomly selected 5 aspects of growth and translated these aspects into 5 different courses (3x savourish and 2x sweetish). the sneak peek was flatbread with artichokes:

  • kick-start
  • growing up
  • economics
  • blossom
  • and rampant growth.
 

feb 19-20-26-27, 2016: experience a selection of dutch icons II

due to success this eatinspiration is prolonged until february 27th, 2016  with a short break on feb 12-13-14, 2016, for the 3 days only eating special ‘from amsterdam with love’. flyer dutch icons-2

in 2016 we kick-off with a selection of dutch icons with a twist. this time no wooden shoes,  windmills, no dutch design or hans brinker who stuck his finger in a dike.

instead… we have created for example a bulb experience for you. you may explore a typical dutch landscape. you will meet some dutch delights and classics. and ….. you may try a plate with some dutch wickedness on it.

an eat’inspiration

  • consists of 5 courses (3x savourish and 2x sweetish)
  • and is preceded by an edible sneak peek of the theme.

the practical details 

  • menu. 
  • cocktails.
    • amsterdam (alcoholic)
    • elfstedentocht  (skating event) (non alcoholic)
  • period. 
    • january 7 – february 06, 2016
    • february 19, 20, 26, 27, 2016
  • opening hours.
    • jan 07 – feb 06, 2016: thursday, friday and saturday:  7 p.m. – 11 p.m.
    • feb 19 – 27, 2016: friday and saturday: 7 p.m. – 11 p.m.
    • outside opening hours only open for groups of at least 15 persons
  • reservations only. to avoid food waste + disappointments (very limited seating).
    • send us a reservation request (name, number of persons, arrival time, any dietary wishes)
    • the first dinner reservations are at 7 p.m. and the last reservations at 8.30 p.m.
  • price tag + payment.
    • dutch icons is the last dining experience where you afterwards may determine what you think is a fair price to pay for the offered eating experience.
    • we accept credit cards (visa, master), dutch bank card, and cash.
  • in need of more info.
    • if you need additional information you can contact us by phone: +31 (0) 6 54 64 65 76

food problems/dietary wishes

  • we invite you to share any allergies, dietary restrictions or wishes at least 1 days in advance. so it is possible for us to tailor our menu.

choice of ingredients

  • besides taste and inspirational concept at least 2 of the following criteria also provide for our choice of ingredients, products, and suppliers: animal welfare, small-scale or organic farming, fair trade, direct trade, season, distance, and personal health.
 

dec 31-jan 1+2, 2016: nibble on some new year’s issues

poster eating special 2016

new year’s eve is besides celebration time also a moment for reflections. many of us will start 2016  with one or more resolutions and see new year as a fresh start. 

so our 3-days only 2016 eat’inspiration is all about toasting, new year’s resolutions, and a fresh start. and as many of us experiencing time is slipping through their fingerswe have created some golden oldies with a twist.

an eat’inspiration

  • always consists of 5 courses (3x savourish and 2x sweetish)
  • and is preceded by an edible sneak peek of the theme.

the practical details 

  • menu. 
  • cocktails.
    • old (alcoholic)
    • new (non alcoholic)
  • period. 3 days only
    • december 31, 2015
    • january 1, 2016
    • january 2, 2016
  • opening hours.
    • 7 p.m. – 11 p.m.
    • outside opening hours only open for groups of at least 15 persons
  • price tag.
    • this 3 days only eating experience 2016 costs  € 47,50 per person, incl. v.a.t., excl. drinks
  • book this eating experience. to avoid disappointments (very limited seating) and food waste.
    • send us a reservation request (name, number of persons, arrival time, any dietary wishes)
    • the first dinner reservations are at 7 p.m. and the last reservations at 8.30 p.m.
    • payment in advance:
      • after your booking request we will send you an invoice with payment link.
    • if you need additional information you can contact us by phone: +31 (0) 6 54 64 65 76

food problems/dietary wishes

  • we invite you to share any allergies, dietary restrictions or wishes at least 1 days in advance. so it is possible for us to tailor our menu.

choice of ingredients

  • besides taste and inspirational concept at least 2 of the following criteria also provide for our choice of ingredients, products, and suppliers: animal welfare, small-scale or organic farming, fair trade, direct trade, season, distance, and personal health.
 

dec 25, 2015: x-mas eating special experience the new luxuries

flyer xmas eating special

time flies …. and before you know it it’s almost xmas again.

however, this year we ourselves do not drive home for xmas. this year we will decorate our studio, create a playlist of our favorite (xmas) songs, and ….. we invite you to join us for a one day only xmas special where we make you experience some of the new luxuries with all your senses.

we will introduce you to less + more. you can toast with the new champagne, reflect a moment on the little things of life, enjoy dressing up with some gems of the future, discover the versatility of the essence of life, and we wonder who will seize the opportunity to create with one big bang a fresh but comforting start.

an eatinspiration 

  • is a themebased eating experience for all your senses in 5 courses with occasionally an interactive moment.
  • consists of 3 savourish and 2 sweetish courses.
  • is preceded by a sneak peek, some homemade flatbread with a theme inspired topping.

the practical details 

  • menu. 
  • one day only.
    • december 25, 2015
  • start time.
    •  7.30 – 8.00 p.m. we welcome you with cocktails + bites
    • 8.00 p.m. marjolein will introduce the xmas eating experience and explain what to expect during the evening of the eat’inspiration driving home for xmas. and hereafter we will start
    • we start the evening together, but you will experience the eating special within your own party.
  • reservations only. 
    • reservation requests by e-mail info@deculinairewerkplaats.nl and be so kind to mention in the subject line xmas special
    • from november 25, 2015 it is possible to send reservation request using our online booking manager (our online booking manager is only available in dutch language only).
    • if you have any questions or need additional information you can contact us by phone: +31 (0) 6 54 64 65 76
  • price tag for this 1 day only arrangement.
    •  € 59,50 per person, payment in advance.
    • this 1 day only arrangement includes welcome cocktail less or more + amuse, a 5 course eating experience plus a sneak peek, coffee or tea with a selection of our collection choco twisters, and unlimited tapwater. additional drinks or drinking arrangements are excluded. 
    • we send you payment instructions after receiving your request for reservation.
  • payment.
    • we take credit cards (masters/visa), dutch bank cards/pin, and cash.

food problems/dietary wishes

  • we invite you to share any allergies, dietary restrictions or wishes at least 1 days in advance. so it is possible for us to tailor our menu.

choice of ingredients

  • besides taste and inspirational concept at least 2 of the following criteria also provide for our choice of ingredients, products, and suppliers: animal welfare, small-scale or organic farming, fair trade, direct trade, season, distance, and personal health.
 

portfolio: conference design & innovation

eating experience bubble house

commissioned by shell we created an interactive morning eating experience for a group of international ceo’s who were participating in a conference about design & innovation.

the experience started with a presentation about the design & innovation strategies of shell, and various strategies in general.

thereafter marjolein introduced studio de culinaire werkplaats and the way here materials, techniques, etc. are explored in the quest of finding new tastes, new textures, new food pairings and new ways of eating.

for this morning session the inspirational source was dutch design. we selected the following 5 dutch design projects as inspirational source for the various eating experiences:

  • viktor & rolf: project zen garden
  • atelier nl: projects drawn from clay and fundamentals
  • jongeriuslab: coloured vases #3
  • dus architects: projects bubble building + 3d printed canal house
  • raaaf: vacant.nl

the session was closed with lessons learned.

 

june 19 – august 1, 2015: taste and experience the essence of water.

poster eating experience water matters?

thirsty for something new? in that case we invite you all -from culinary adventurers to boaters– to join us for the eating experience water matters. let’s explore together some interesting water matters in 5 dishes and discover the essence of water. furthermore, you get the opportunity to sip from a coupe of rain shower or taste the tears of cleopatra. especially for this eating experience we have created a matching cocktail and a non alcoholic aperitif.

an eat’inspiration.

  • is an eating experience, a theme based journey in 5 courses: 3 times savourish and 2 times sweetish.

the practical details + the menu.

  • the menu. click on the following link for an impression of eat’inspiration water matters in pdf-format;
  • the cocktail. rain shower (alcoholic) – the apéritif. (non alcoholic) tears of cleopatra;
  • period. june 19 – august 1, 2015;
  • opening.hours. fridays & saturdays, 18.30-23.00 hrs. outside opening hours only open by appointment for groups of at least 15 persons;
  • reservations required. to avoid disappointments (limited seatings). we only take reservations max. 30 days in advance: by e-mail info@deculinairewerkplaats.nl or by phone +31 (0)6 54 64 65 76. our online system is only available in dutch;
  • the price tag. you decide afterwards what a fair price is for the eating experience at de culinaire werkplaats.

food problems/wishes

we invite you to share any allergies, dietary restrictions or wishes at least 1 days in advance. so it is possible for us to tailor our menu.

choice of ingredients

besides taste and inspirational concept at least 2 of the following criteria also provide for our choice of ingredients, products, and suppliers: animal welfare, small-scale or organic farming, fair trade, direct trade, season, distance, and personal health.

 

 
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Unfortunately De Culinaire Werkplaats is closed permanently.

eric meursing is still available as culinary advisor/food conceptualist/plant-based chef

eric.meursing1403@gmail.com